Schools & Colleges

Everyone has something to learn from a visit to Quay Arts

Quay Arts is an educational resource that provides a unique opportunity for groups to learn in a stimulating gallery environment. We welcome visits from schools, colleges, community groups and other organisations, and can provide tours and artist-led workshops related to our current exhibitions.

School trips warmly welcomed

Self-directed visits to our galleries are always welcome, but please let us know about your visit in advance to make sure we are not running a school workshop in the gallery at the same time. You will find details of current and forthcoming exhibitions here.

If you have any further questions, please contact our Education Officer, Hannah George via email: or 01983 822490. 
Download our Risk Assessment guide school visits below.

Artist Educators available by the hour

Workshops exploring any of the exhibition themes in our galleries can be delivered by our team of Artist Educators. Sessions for schools and community groups can be held at Quay Arts or in schools.

Careers and Creative Industries

For those interested in pursuing further or higher education leading to a career in the arts. 

Show your school’s work in Quay Arts

To find out more please email


Even a little money can make a big difference at Quay Arts

Did you realise that when you buy a cup of freshly ground barista coffee in our Café Bar, you are helping to support the cultural life of the Isle of Wight?

However, the generosity of our supporters goes beyond sales of food, drink and theatre tickets. Gifts of money, time, and even specific items make a huge difference to the amount of work we can do. Together, we can continue to enrich the lives of islanders and visitors with our fantastic programme of events.